environment

The expensive and harmful ‘Build Better More’

June 2, 2023

The Philippine government has a repetitive narrative when it comes to infrastructure – that it will “revitalize the economy” and “create more jobs” or that the government is “Building more for better lives” — claims so-repeated that they seem like obvious benefits. But history shows that this is not always the case.

19 years and counting: The story of MRT-7

May 7, 2023

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Will the MRT-7 answer our systemic transportation problems? At this stage, the project has so far turned out to be a gateway for corporate elites to gain more profits at the expense of the people’s welfare.

Sales of agrochemical corporations in the world in 2021

April 22, 2023

The Philippines was among the first countries to promote the use of inorganic chemicals and input-dependent crop varieties through the Marcos Sr-era Green Revolution. To date, the world’s top-selling agrochemical companies are among the suppliers of chemical and inorganic inputs which the Philippine government continues to usher into domestic farms. This has also partly led […]

Will the creation of a department solve our water woes?

April 17, 2023

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SB102 distorts the concept of water resources belonging to the commons or cultural and natural resources that are accessible to all members of a society by allowing water to be handled by the profit- and business- oriented private sector.

Echoing for ecology

October 30, 2022

Green Action Week brings out the diversity of cultures. It celebrates each partner’s campaign which are always designed according to their country’s concrete conditions. The importance of addressing these with a systemic and holistic perspective is also raised. This touches on national governance and influencing policy to favor sustainable pathways.

Address climate inaction, fund the People’s Green New Deal

September 22, 2022

To guarantee that everyone benefits from our transition to a greener future, a strong and comprehensive policy framework like the People’s Green New Deal is required. Substantial new public spending and re-directing of private spending is also needed to finance this.

A vegan’s musings on Earth Day

April 22, 2022

There exists a complexity to achieving sustainability and harmony with nature. I shall remain vegan, but the next time I say Itadakimasu, I shall put the farmers, peasants and workers right at the heart of my gratitude.

IBON Executive Director on the People’s Green New Deal resolution (HR 2362) filed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives

November 17, 2021

IBON Executive Director on the People’s New Green Deal resolution (HR 2362)
filed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives

Climate action is alive and well in peoples’ struggles

November 17, 2021

Tokenistic and “greenwashed” programs that prioritize profit over people’s well-being and the sustainable use of the environment and resources can not ensure the protection of the people and the planet.